'World Trade Center' Writer Working On 'N.W.A.' Movie
Reported by Outsiders - 08:44 PM 2010.05.03
THR is reporting that Andrea Berloff who wrote Oliver Stone's true-life movie "World Trade Center," is writing "Straight Outta Compton," the story of the rise and fall of the Compton, Calif.-based group N.W.A., whose initials read Niggas With Attitude.
The members included drug dealer turned label founder Eazy-E, young disc jockey Dr. Dre and the politically bent Ice Cube, plus MC Ren and DJ Yella.
The group released their second album, "Straight Outta Compton" in 1988. The album, which featured the title track as well as "Fuck tha Police," introduced gangsta rap to the world and triggered sales of 9 million units.
Cube and Matt Alvarez are producing via Cube Vision. Eazy-E's widow, Tomica Woods, who inherited his share of the song rights, also is producing. Michelle Weiss and Dave Neustadter are overseeing for New Line.